War on Consciousness Pt. 23 – Franklin Graham Expresses Shock over Mormon Cult Status on Website

 

ChristianPost.Com

A month after the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed an article describing Mormonism as a “cult” from its website, ministry head Franklin Graham clarified on Wednesday that he was unaware of the article’s existence.

The evangelist told CNN that he did not write the article and that he was “shocked” to find the article on the BGEA website.

“We have 10,000 pages and I don’t write the 10,000 pages. Other people have written it. There was a discussion as to what a cult was and they (the article) had a definition of a cult and then they gave some examples and when I found out there were examples they took them off. But I was shocked that we even had that on there,” Graham said, as he described the “cult” reference as name-calling.

“If I want to win a person to Christ, how can I call that person a name? That’s what shocked me, that we were calling people names.”

The article was categorized under BGEA’s “Looking for Answers” section where the question “What is a cult?” was posed. It defined a cult as “any group which teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from the biblical message of the Christian faith. It is very important that we recognize cults and avoid any involvement with them. Cults often teach some Christian truth mixed with error, which may be difficult to detect.”

Providing examples of “cults,” it listed Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, the Unification Church, Unitarians, Spiritists, and Scientologists.

Even with the election now over, Franklin Graham stated that the “cult” article will never be posted again.
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The new evangelical leaders are adamant about not being offensive to anyone, just as Franklin Graham is. They no longer want to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and God’s coming judgment (John 16:8, Acts 17:30-31). They are not fit to preach the gospel, yet their poor example has become the norm. This compromise has effeminized the gospel, and has produced a false Christ in the minds of people around the world. The Holy Spirit did not lead these new evangelicals to make these serious errors in judgment. On the contrary, These leaders are not serving God, but themselves, and they are lovers, not of God, but of this world. The causes which they contend for are the social causes of this world, and not the gospel of Christ, which has condemned this world, because of its sin.
God’s word still speaks the truth.
Galatians 1
8    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9    As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10    For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
James 2
1    My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
1Timothy 6
13    I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14    That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Timothy 4
1    I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2    Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3    For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4    And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5    But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Romans 16
17    Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18    For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
19    For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
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Author: SlaveofJesusChrist

2Corinthians 5 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.

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